Man surrenders after fatal shooting, barricade in Las Vegas

A Las Vegas SWAT team surrounded a bus on the Las Vegas Boulevard on Saturday. Police said part of the Strip had been closed after a slaying and a barricade inside the bus. The standoff began after a shooting on the Strip near a hotel-casino. (John Locher/AP)NEVADA1 dead in Vegas attack; man surrendersA gunman who had barricaded himself inside a bus Saturday along the Las Vegas Strip after a shooting that left one person dead and another wounded surrendered later in the afternoon, officials said. The standoff began about 11 a.m. after a shooting on a double-decker bus stopped on Las Vegas Boulevard near the Cosmopolitan hotel-casino, in the heart of the Strip.

March 25, 2017 23:48 UTC

The UVTA Baedeker: Is The Transaction Voidable?

This is Part III of my walking tour of the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act (UVTA), or the 2014 Revisions to the Uniform Fraudulent Transfers Act. This article covers the tests for whether a transaction is voidable. The UVTA provides for five tests to determine if the transaction if voidable. The five test, and where they are found in the UVTA, are:The Intent Test, § 4(a)(1);The Capitalization Test, § 4(a)(2)(i);The Equity-Sense Insolvency Test, § 4(a)(2)(ii);The Insolvency Test, § 5(a); andThe Insider Preference Test, § (5)(b). The Insolvency Test of §5(a) is sometimes referred to as the "Balance-Sheet Insolvency Test", so as to distinguish it from the Equity-Sense Insolvency Test of § 4(a)(2)(ii).

March 25, 2017 23:48 UTC

Who is to blame for the failure of the health-care overhaul? The finger-pointing begins.

“This is not a failure of leadership; it’s a failure of follow-ship,” said Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.), a frequent defender of both Ryan and Trump. Second-string backingSince the defeat, Trump and Ryan have declined to say anything indicating that they blame each other. It was a mistake to come on board with the House plan rather than present Trump’s own initiative, this official said. “Of course we’re going to look at these things.”The White House also was caught off guard by the response of lawmakers who had repeatedly voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Trump and some Republicans have sought to blame Democrats for not joining their effort — a claim Democrats say is outrageous.

March 25, 2017 23:34 UTC

Oregon Women Stun Maryland to Make the Round of 8

Maryland, which averaged more than 90 points a game to lead the nation, was held to its lowest point total this season. Advertisement Continue reading the main story“I just think it was just one of those days,” said Maryland guard Destiny Slocum, who finished with 9 points and 5 turnovers. Advertisement Continue reading the main storySTOCKTON REGIONS. CAROLINA 100, QUINNIPIAC 58 Kaela Davis, A’ja Wilson and top-seeded South Carolina (30-4) overpowered Quinnipiac (29-7), the No. Advertisement Continue reading the main storyDavis scored 28 points, including five 3-pointers. Advertisement Continue reading the main storyOn Monday, South Carolina will play the winner of Saturday’s late game between second-seeded Oregon State and Florida State, the No.

March 25, 2017 23:26 UTC

Police in Belarus arrest hundreds of protesters and dozens of journalists

Belarus’ riot police arrested hundreds of demonstrators and dozens of journalists Saturday in a police crackdown that seemed designed to prevent the spread of public discontent over the declining economy and the autocratic government of President Alexander Lukashenko. The arrests, in which those seized were taken to detention centers in armored police vehicles, came after more than a month of protests across the country. The arrests raise to more than 1,000 the number of those detained since the protest movement started Feb. 17. Saturday was the fiercest crackdown on public dissent since the 2010 postelection demonstrations, when hundreds were beaten and arrested, including many of the country's opposition leaders. That crackdown resulted in Western sanctions against Lukashenko and his government.

March 25, 2017 23:26 UTC

Did Michael Flynn Strike A Deal With The FBI? CNN Analyst Claims He Might Have

5554215Social media erupted on Saturday after a CNN analyst and former Homeland Security official said that sources have told her that former national security adviser Michael Flynn may have struck a deal of some sort with the FBI. Nor did she say if they are claiming that Flynn has struck a deal or that it merely appears likely that he has. Nevertheless, her claim went viral on Twitter, with clips of her CNN segment receiving thousands of shares. “I don’t have anything on that,” Flynn spokesman Price Floyd told The Daily Caller when asked for comment on Kayyem’s claim. In an interview with CNN on Friday, Woolsey said that he entered the meeting after it had been going on for 45 minutes.

March 25, 2017 23:25 UTC

Podiatrist who set free throws world record dies at 94

A California podiatrist who made history when he shot 2,750 consecutive free throws has died. Dr. Tom Amberry died in Long Beach on March 18, said his granddaughter, Roxanne Amberry. The retired podiatrist earned a spot in Guinness World Records and brief celebrity in 1993 after he lobbed in shot after shot for 12 hours. He made 500 consecutive free throws on 473 separate occasions, according to notes he kept. Amberry wrote a book titled "Free Throw: 7 Steps to Success at the Free Throw Line" and was in high demand by basketball coaches from high school to the NBA.

March 25, 2017 23:19 UTC

Trump Heads To Golf Club For the Twelfth Time In 9-Week Presidency

Trump arrived at Virginia’s Trump National Golf Club on Saturday morning, making it the twelfth time in his 9-week presidency that he’s made a trip to a golf club, NBC News editor Brad Jaffy pointed out on Twitter. So far, President Donald Trump hasn’t had much follow-through on his campaign promises to skip golfing and rarely leave the White House. President Trump is now at Trump National Golf Club in Virginia, per pool; it's his 12th golf course trip since taking office 9 weeks agoIt was not immediately clear whether Trump was actually playing golf. Pool reporters were told that Trump was at the club for “meetings,” though as of Saturday afternoon they had been given no information about the nature of said meetings or who was involved. The jaunts are in stark contrast to promises Trump made on the campaign trail, when he promised he would “rarely leave the White House because there’s so much work to be done,” and declared he would “not have time to go play golf.”

March 25, 2017 22:50 UTC

‘A Risk We Choose’: Emergency Workers Mourn One of Their Own

Anger over the circumstances of Ms. Arroyo’s death coursed through the emergency workers assembled outside, who came from across the city — from Brownsville, Brooklyn to South Jamaica, Queens — and from as far away as Boston and Chicago. Advertisement Continue reading the main story“That’s our life — you never know if you’re going to be coming home or not,” said Commander Frank Velez, a veteran paramedic in the Chicago Fire Department. I tried to get the last goodbye, she says bye, I say bye, she says bye, and I say bye real fast and hung up the phone.” He paused. Ms. Arroyo’s aunt then read a message prepared by Ms. Arroyo’s mother, Laida Acevedo-Rosado, who stood tearfully beside her. “She put her life on the line for everyone,” said Christine Henson, 62, as she stood next to Ms. Ruiz.

March 25, 2017 22:47 UTC

Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds public memorial

Story highlights A public memorial was held for Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds on SaturdayMore than a 1000 friends, family members and fans attended(CNN) The lives of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher continue to be celebrated. More than a thousand people paid tribute to the mother-daughter duo at a public memorial on Saturday, held near their burial sites at Forest Lawn cemetery in Los Angeles. The event, organized by Todd Fisher, Reynolds' son and brother of Carrie, befit the Hollywood screen legends with singing, dancing and a cameo by a "Star Wars" character. Fisher spoke lovingly about his sister and mother, who died in December, then introduced a video featuring movie clips and images of the family through the years.

March 25, 2017 22:41 UTC

Chris Chiozza gave Florida an unforgettable win. Now if only he could get some sleep.

“I enjoy it every time I watch it,” Chris Chiozza said of inescapable replays of his game-winning shot vs. Wisconsin. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)The Shot of the NCAA Tournament was everywhere Chris Chiozza looked, on big screens and small. A game that had started late Friday night didn’t end until early Saturday morning, when Chiozza’s improbable shot gave Florida the Sweet 16 victory over Wisconsin in overtime, 84-83. “We’ll go back and watch Chris’s shot a million times in the spring, but right now it’s about the Gamecocks,” White said. But the Gamecocks are hardly just a mental challenge for a weary Florida team, some apparition.

March 25, 2017 22:41 UTC

U.S. needs to stop Russian electoral interference, NSA’s top civilian leader says

“It’s the sanctity of our process, of evaluating and looking at candidates, and having accurate information about the candidates. The NSA, with 35,000 civilian and military employees, gathers intelligence on foreign targets overseas through wiretaps and increasingly by cyberhacking. The Obama administration slapped economic sanctions on two Russian spy agencies involved in hacking the DNC, three companies believed to have provided support for government cyber operations, and four Russian cyber officials. Yet, intelligence officials including NSA Director Michael S. Rogers and FBI Director James B. Comey said on Monday that they believe Moscow will strike again — in 2020, if not in 2018. “In some cases, we had to do things very differently” to gather the same foreign intelligence as before.

March 25, 2017 22:41 UTC

Top-seeded South Carolina overwhelms upset-minded Quinnipiac

Sure, South Carolina knew a little something about Quinnipiac's surprising NCAA Tournament run as Connecticut's other Sweet 16 team. "South Carolina lived up to their No. ... Quinnipiac had 55 assists on 78 baskets in the three NCAA games. South Carolina: The Gamecocks have scored 90 or more points in three of their last seven games. ... South Carolina went 15 for 15 from the free throw line in the first half.

March 25, 2017 22:39 UTC

Lights Go Out Around The World For 10th Earth Hour

The lights are being switched off around the world at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday evening, to mark the 10th annual Earth Hour, and to draw attention to climate change. The initiative began in Australia in 2007 as a grass roots gesture by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Australia against man-made carbon dioxide emissions linked to a warming planet. Among the famous buildings and structures taking part in Australia are Sydney’s Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, Luna Park, Town Hall, and Sydney Tower Eye. While the organizers of Earth Hour said they do not audit results of the energy saving initiative, the group has commissioned research indicating up to one in four Australians gets involved. WWF says Earth Hour can take credit for various environmental initiatives, like the 2013 declaration of a 3.4 million hectare marine park in the waters off Argentina, the planting of a forest in Uganda and a ban on soft plastics in the Galapagos Island.

March 25, 2017 22:30 UTC

Jordan Clarkson's extra shooting practice pays off with career highs against Timberwolves

Clarkson scored a career-high 35 points, making eight of 10 three-pointers, which was also a career high, as were his 13 made field goals. Records: Lakers 21-51; Trail Blazers 33-38. Trail Blazers: 0-3. Update: The Trail Blazers are making a push for the eighth spot in the playoffs. Heading into their Saturday game against the Timberwolves, the Trail Blazers had won seven of their last 10 games and were 11/2 games behind No.

March 25, 2017 22:29 UTC

Trending Today